May 28, 2017

Congratulations, Graduates!

During the months of May and June, many of our parishioners will be graduating from St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School (May 19), from St. Benedict at Auburndale High School (May 12), from Christian Brothers High School (May 13), from St. Agnes Academy (May 13), from Christian Brothers University (May 13) and from many other grade schools, middle schools, high schools, colleges, universities and graduate schools.  We ask God’s blessing upon all of them:

God of our beginnings, We thank you for the gifts of these graduates; their excitement, their awesome wonder and curiosity, their open speech and encouraging words. Their contributions have blessed and challenged us, and we have become a richer and more diverse community because of them.

As they step forward into the world that awaits, comfort their fears with the full knowledge of your divine presence. Strengthen their resolve to walk in the footsteps of Jesus as modern-day disciples in a world that needs their spirit. Guide their feet as they move through life, protecting them from the pitfalls of darkness while they help to lead future generations into the warmth and promise of your light.

We ask this blessing upon each of them through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever.  Amen.